Can a non-resident get a credit card in Canada?

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Can a non-resident get a credit card in Canada?

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  • There are a variety of different types of credit cards available to non-residents and newcomers.

  • These cards include secured, prepaid, and store credit cards, as well as mainstream ones from large banks.

  • It may be smart to sign up for a card if you frequently travel to and from the country — you should first check whether there are any fees or requirements.

  • If it makes sense for your situation, take advantage of the benefits of a Canadian-based card and start building your credit history to help with your future in the Great North.

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Dan Bucherer
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Dan Bucherer

Dan is a runner and writer living in the Washington, D.C. area, where he currently works for a financial services trade association as the Communications Director.

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